Orrville — Theron Daniel Hershberger passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at the age of 85, after months of declining health.
Theron was born in Walnut Creek, Ohio on June 26, 1936, to Daniel N. and Erma Fern (Mishler) Hershberger. He was a graduate of Walnut Creek High School in 1954 and was raised on the Hillcrest Orchard which his father started. He married Beverly Stien on August 21, 1965, at St. John’s E and R church in Dover, Ohio.
Theron was an over the road truck driver for 45 years and was a million miler. He drove his last 19 years for Nickles Bakery.
He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting events and school programs.
Theron was the past President of the Booster Club for Dalton High School, and was involved with 4H. He loved sports especially the Bulldogs, Ohio State, the Browns, and the Indians. He was a catcher in church league well into his 40’s.
Theron was a life member of Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly; children, Ronald (Karla) Hershberger, Julie Mast, Evelyn (Bryan) Tackitt and Terry (Louise) Hershberger; five grandchildren, Aaron (Lanie) Gradijan, Andrew and Rachel Mast, Anna and Katherine Hershberger; and two great grandchildren, Elsie and Sorin Gradijan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Chambers; brother, Maurice Hershberger; two infant sisters; and son-in-law, Michael Mast.
Friends may call on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Salem Mennonite Church, 3363 Zuercher Road, Dalton, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Masks will be required to protect the family.
A private burial service will be held at the Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery in Kidron, with Pastor Kevin Himes officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OrrVilla Maple Terrace, 333 East Sassafras Street, Orrville, OH 44667 or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691 www.lifecarehospice.org.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.